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BREAKING: Ramos out against Atletico

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The defender was supposed to be ready but will be out.

UD Las Palmas v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Sergio Ramos will miss Saturday's Madrid derby against Atletico Madrid, according to the latest reports coming from Spain.

Cadena SER first reported the news, adding that both the Spanish defender and Karim Benzema would not be on Real's starting lineup. Then, Real Madrid TV also said that Ramos will not be available.

This means that Nacho and Varane will be defending Real Madrid's goal at the Vicente Calderon. The last time these two defenders started against Atletico at the Calderon Madrid lost the game 4-0 after an atrocious defensive performance.

Los Blancos will be trying to take advantage of Barcelona's 0-0 draw at home against Malaga. If Zidane's men get a valuable away win they'd be four points clear of the Catalans in La Liga table, although Atletico surely have other plans.

In the end, Zinedine Zidane decided not to take any chances with Ramos as Madrid will have to face Barcelona in two weeks time.